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Empowering Communities: Jai Vakeel Foundation

Empowering Communities: Jai Vakeel Foundation

Empowering Communities: Jai Vakeel Foundation Background For over 70 years, Jai Vakeel Foundation has reached out to thousands of intellectually disabled children. The Foundation is committed to maximizing the potential as well as in ensuring inclusion for the...

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10 Things Everyone Should Know About Autism

April is #AutismAwarenessMonth, and while we share all the clinical information and research findings available on autism, we would also want to speak about 10 basic things that everyone should know about this developmental disorder. Read More

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Living With Becker Muscular Dystrophy – Navin Gupta

Living With Becker Muscular Dystrophy – Navin Gupta

Living with Becker Muscular Dystrophy I am Navin Gupta, 50, from Delhi. I was diagnosed with a rare disease, Becker Muscular Dystrophy(BMD) at the age of 20. Becker Muscular Dystrophy is an X-linked recessive inherited disorder characterized by slowly progressive...

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Angadiya- My Lifeline

Angadiya- My Lifeline

Angadiya- My Lifeline I came into this world smiling, crying and seeing unknown faces around me. Gradually, I started to recognize some faces; Angad bhaiya was one of my favorite faces. There are many things one doesn’t remember about ones childhood, but there are a...

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A Body in Pain: Living with Parkinson’s Disease

A Body in Pain: Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Mrs. Gautam 73 was diagnosed with Parkinson’s three years back. She is married with three children. She is a beautiful, poised lady with a calm demeanor. I met her a few days back. She was intermittently smiling, with some effort though. It were my 5-year old...

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Jeetu- Born to Win!

Jeetu- Born to Win!

“Disability need not be an obstacle to success” -Stephen W. Hawking There are amazing athletes who have everything going for them. Then, there are some exceptional people on this list: who win inspite of all the odds bundled up against them. Jeetu is one of them!...

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Sibling Matters!

Sibling Matters!

Having a sibling with special needs is just like having a nuerotypical sibling with multiple ups and downs. There are umpteen advantages of having a sibling with special needs that include being more empathetic, responsible, adaptable, patient, compassionate and...

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Speak Up!

Speak Up!

Our society is discreet about so many things. Mental health is surely one of them. There are so many families, workmates, and friends who suffer in silence because of this denial. We have no hiccups talking about a broken limb but when it comes to a ‘broken heart’ we...

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Inclusive Education: A Distant Dream

Inclusive Education: A Distant Dream

“Inclusion works to the advantage of everyone.We all have things to learn and we all have something to teach.”-Helen Henderson India is home to one of the largest disabled populations in the world. In India, according to 2011 Census, 2.21% of the population has one or...

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Sibling Club: A Support Group

Sibling Club: A Support Group

The relationship that all siblings share is one of the longest and literally lasts a lifetime. Having a sibling with different needs is just like having a neurotypical sibling with multiple ups and downs. There are umpteen advantages of having a sibling with different...

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Priya’s Story – Anyone can Dream

Priya’s Story – Anyone can Dream

Priya is a mother of two. She is a fulltime wife, a dutiful daughter-in-law and a loving daughter to her parents. While growing up in her village, she fell in love with a young man whom she eventually married. As with most women in our country, her aspirations took a...

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The Little Pianist

The Little Pianist

When I started my journey into teaching, I didn’t realize how much I will be carrying back home with me  emotionally everyday. Working as a Special Education teacher, everyday is a melange of memories and experiences. While some days my bag isn’t too full ,...

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A Canvas of Expression

A Canvas of Expression

When was the last time that you felt truly happy? I experienced my moment of happiness yesterday when I saw so many ecstatic faces under one roof this Friday. There were 15 young adults with intellectual as well as learning disabilities who interacted with the team of...

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A bucket full of fun

A bucket full of fun

By Latika Sakhuja   Each one of us is born with different interests and abilities. Some of us love art while others enjoy music. Some might be wonderful at maths while others at science. Yet, we are all accepted and appreciated for all that we can do and achieve....

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